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Juscelino Kubitschek

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1902
Place of birthDiamantina, Minas Gerais
Date of deathAugust 22, 1976(age 73)
Place of deathResende, Rio de Janeiro
NationalityBrazilian
Political partySocial Democratic Party - PSD
SpouseSarah Kubitschek
Alma materUFMG
ProfessionDoctor
21st President of Brazil
In officeJanuary 31, 1956 - January 31, 1961
PresidentJoão Goulart
Vice PresidentJoão Goulart
Succeeded byJânio Quadros
Preceded byNereu Ramos

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Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (JK) (-ptʒuseˈlinu kubiˈtʃɛki di oliˈvejrɐ; September 12, 1902 August 22, 1976) was a prominent Brazilian politician of Czech/gypsy origin who was President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. He was born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, and died in 1976. His term was marked by relative economic prosperity and political stability, being most known by the construction of a new capital, Brasília.


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